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Support Worker

Job Reference: 15880WARTS1

Expiry Date: 7th March 2024

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £11.50 per hour
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 4.5 hours on a Friday and plus 10 hours flexible over a 4 week period

When you are Required

Specific days/times required:
• Friday,

About the Employer

am a young male with autism, and live with my mum, dad and cat, in Stratford upon Avon. I am physically able and with prompting can usually address his personal hygiene and dressing needs, I may need prompts to dress appropriately for the weather or an activity. I have good vocabulary and makes myself understood by talking. I can usually understand what people mean when they speak to me, but sometimes can misunderstand when words with more than one meaning are used, I am very literal. I have a very good memory, in particular for things that trouble me, I can become anxious and troubled by jumbled thoughts and memories of things I don’t like. I need support and prompting to eat and drink. I can walk long distances, but do not drive. I need support to safely access activities and places, and to stay safe when out in the community. I need support to interact with people who don’t know him well and he frequently needs support to manage my anxiety and fears. I do some volunteering, such as delivering leaflets and quality control checking for a distribution business, with the support of ECO Work-Shop. PLEASE NOTE MUST OWN A CAR WITH FULL DRVING LICENCE AND BUSNIESS CLASS INSURANCE

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Cognitive / Learning

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• To be discussed at interview

Other relevant information

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with personal care. This may include toileting, showering/bathing, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed.
• Support and/or prompt with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support the individual to look after/care for pets.
• Support to get to and from school/work/college/social activities.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to access sporting and leisure activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.
• Support with managing paperwork & correspondence.

The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).

Transport Requirement

Car driver and car owner – must have business insurance.

Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• To be able to follow instructions accurately.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Be able to work flexibly, adapting to the employers needs on a daily basis.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Be self-motivated with a willingness to get involved.
• Have a lively personality.

Does this position interest you?

This advert may close before the stated date if sufficient applications are received.

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